ProTeam Lionel Taminiaux sprints to 4th place in Rund um Köln

Lionel Taminiaux sprinted to a fourth-place finish in Rund um Köln. "Podium was possible, but this is a boost after last week."
26 May 2024

Lotto Dstny started in Cologne with a depleted team, following the withdrawal of Jasper De Buyst, who had to sit out due to illness. Lionel Taminiaux also had a tough week. "I could only complete one training session because I felt a little bit sick," he said. "Fortunately, I felt fresh enough to start today."

Taminiaux ultimately had to settle for fourth place after a bunch sprint. "It feels a bit mixed. The team made the race hard. A lot of sprinters didn't have much left in the legs at the finish, which played to my advantage. It's a pity I couldn't finish it off with a podium place. At the same time, this fourth place gives me some confidence again. After last week in Dunkirk, I had a mental dip. Things didn't go as they should have. I don't really know why, but I couldn't perform for the team and struggled with that. With this result, I can leave that behind me."


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